Chiba, Japan-based supermarket chain Aeon will begin sales of Marine Stewardship Council-certified Mushiake Okayama Prefecture raw oysters at 54 stores in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, and Okayama prefectures.
The price is JPY 398 (USD 3.64, EUR 3.30) plus tax for a pack containing 110 grams of oyster meats.
Aeon has been promoting sales of products from sustainable fisheries since 2006, when it started handling marine products with MSC… Read More
The Philippines' Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has announced that the Philippines has removed some restrictions on Japanese food imports imposed in response to the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster ...
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Indonesia’s Marine and Fisheries Ministry (KKP) has been collaborating with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on a sustainable fishery resource management and utilization project, which may get a jump-start from an American entrepreneur.
A new focus by the Indonesian government of fisheries cooperatives, which has included workshops in Indonesia and a two-week training program for officials in Japan, has led the government… Read More
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species shows Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) as “vulnerable”— one step better than “endangered.” But rarity isn’t the reason one bluefin sold for JPY 193.2 million (USD 1.8 million, EUR 1.6 million) at the first sale of the new year at Tokyo’s Toyosu Market on 5 January.
The price – the second-highest on record after last year’s JPY 333.6 million… Read More
Four new land-based recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) have either recently begun operations or are being planned in Japan, founded by companies eager to bring another source of salmon to the seafood-loving island nation.
In addition to two RAS projects already in operation – Kotoura Grand Salmon and the Mitsui-owned FRD Japan – there are two new RAS salmonid projects in the works in Japan. Pure Salmon and Proximar Seafood both… Read More
Bluefin tuna prices usually spike in Japan heading into the New Year holidays, when Japanese consumers splurge on expensive foods. This year, higher catch limits for Atlantic bluefin and an abundance of domestically farmed tuna have suppressed prices ...
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With its recent Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) recognition, Marine Eco-Label Japan (MEL) has responded to critics of its inclusion as a Tokyo Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games approved sustainable label, showing it can be used to meet the sustainability standards of purchasing managers… Read More
The 16th Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, took place 5 to 11 December, 2019. The regional fisheries management organization sets rules for an area that accounts for over half of the world’s tuna catch.
At the meeting, the Japanese delegation submitted a proposal for a research project to compare WCPFC-aggregated historical high-seas vessel-monitoring system (VMS) data with… Read More